Very unfortunately, no. When I was a student there was no way I could give a speech in front of a crowd. I've always expressed myself best through writing; maybe that's why I enjoyed it so much. As a child I was very shy and afraid to talk. The thought of talking in front of a group would terrify me. That's changing quickly as I'm forced to speak in public more often. I even get compliments. Others tell me I'm a good speaker, but I don't see myself in that way. I should feel proud, but still need my notes! My goal is to speak in front of people without using any notes! I no longer feel as nervous and even find it enjoyable (sometimes). I've come a long way, but still have quite a way to go. I envy poets who get up in front of crowds and read their poetry with such passion and conviction. I just cannot do that - yet.
I am not as good with stories when it comes to oral stories. I perferr to have my work written and other read and interpret it for themselves. I feel like I would over do the reading by giving away too much as I go if I was to tell the stories orally.
Yeah... pretty good....
I do enjoy telling stories orally, especially the humorous, but I am not sure I am as adept. Perhaps you should ask my close friends that question, lol.
I'm probably better at writing
I cannot even tell a joke well but, and this is big but, I'm very good at giving speeches (when I know my subject) and I'm very good at reading what I've written. In fact I love to read my work at open mikes and in front of my writing groups.
Actually i am better exspressing my feelings and stories on paper. I am a hands on kinda writer. I think it is because my mind runs faster then my hands. LOL
I am terrible at telling stories orally. I excel when I type or write and the stories flow so much better. I can't figure that out!
Probably not. In fact I am rather a quiet fellow, more interested in observation than participation.
As mentioned earlier, I started off as a storyteller long before it became popular. Sometimes I think I should return to that. When you speak or perform before a live audience, you get an immediate reaction. With writing, you send something in and immediately there is a silence, often followed by a longer silence.
No, I am not equally good at that.
I'm not a fiction writer, but I do tell stories. I have two granddaughters and have created new stories for them many times. I visit my granddaughter's class and work with the kids, often telling them stories about places I've been and funny interviews I done, like the guy from the Eskimo Walrus Commission.
No. I freely admit that I'm much better at telling my stories in written form.
I never tell the stories I'm writing orally, doing so would kill my urge to capture the story on the screen. Well, maybe not kill, but it would certainly weaken the drive to write the story. After I'm through with all the revisions, I feel comfortable about talking about a story.